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Will C. Wood Middle School | 420 Grand St. Alameda, CA 94501 | 510.748.4015 | @GoWoodBeavers

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Parent University, Thursday, September 21st 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School


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Congratulations to our new 2017-2018 Student Council Officers

President- Elvira Lu

Vice President- Jorge De La O

Treasurer-Simone White

Secretary- John Fan


We are proud of all of the candidates!

Color Run is coming again! September 29th !

The fundraiser is back again and will take place on Friday, September 29th during P.E. classes.  Every student is encouraged to get pledges.  Individual prizes and advisory class prizes will be awarded to top runners and students getting the most pledges.  

Resources for Immigrant Families

Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

Principal's Message


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Wood School along with other Alameda Unified Schools, have been focusing on celebrating the philosophies and ...more

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Group Delphi, local Alameda design leader partners with Wood's MakerSpace!

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Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.


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Safe Transportation Announcement

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

The safety of all our students is our priority as they move to/from Wood Middle School.

We want to remind the students of safely riding their bike, scooters and ...more

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Welcome Back!

2017-2018 Annual Back-to-School Registration

AUSD uses Back-to-School Registration every year to confirm that a student will be attending a district school in the upcoming school year. The registration also gives parent/guardians a chance to update emergency contacts, acknowledge annual authorizations, and review the district’s policies. We ask that parent/guardians complete the registration via our InfoSnap online system as soon as possible.

To get started, you will need your student’s unique 2017-18 SnapCode. We will send these out by email starting July 26. (If we don’t have a valid email, we will send the SnapCode to you via postal mail.) If you do not receive this information by August 7, please contact your student’s school site directly for assistance. The easiest way to access registration is to click the snapcode link in the email. If you receive a letter or need to log back into InfoSnap click here:

Back to School Registration FAQs

Please visit the AUSD website regularly for important information regarding the start of school!

Wood is a 2017 Golden Ribbon Award Winner!


Order your WOOD Spirit Wear!

Now you can get your own WMS t-shirt, hoodie, and accessories at the AGL website. A part of every sale comes back to our school and helps fund student activities. Get your school spirit on!

Items you can order:



Wood Middle School Creates an “Everyone Belongs Here” Mural

In response to the district wide, “Everyone Belongs Here” event on Nov 16, Wood Middle School students created a 20’ mural on campus. This project was spearheaded by Lindsey Shepard, WMS art ...more



My students need Model Bridge STEM packs, Model Bridge Classroom packs, and materials to build and test their bridge designs.


Students will design, engineer and build model bridges out of wood, and then progressively add loads to the bridges to test weakness in their designs. The bridge kits provide the raw materials, wood and glue, to construct the bridges. Students will use the Exacto knives and cutting mats to cut the wood samples to match their designs and then use the glue to assemble the pieces. After the bridge models are constructed, we will attach a container that allows us to add weight incrementally until the bridge fails (collapses). Students will then analyze what feature of their bridge gave out, and whether the failure was due to excess compression or tension on any one part. Students will then revise their models to improve the structural integrity of their designs. This project will provide them with the physical materials they need to construct their various designs.

Students will develop practical skills at designing, measuring, cutting and constructing architectural models of bridges, and gain experience in the engineering cycle.

Many of these students have never had real-world experience at measuring and cutting materials other than paper and paste in elementary school. These skills will prove useful in the students' science classes, in any subsequent engineering classes or coursework, and may be applicable in any art electives.



Issued By:           Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent (510) 337-7060 and

Gary Lym, President, Board of Education (510) 337-7187


Two AUSD Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Awards

Wood Middle School and ASTI Recognized by State


Alameda – April 19, 2017 – Two secondary schools in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have been designated Gold Ribbon Schools, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Tuesday.


The Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the Distinguished Schools Program, which is currently on hold as the state transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice, including standards-based projects and practices that led to gains in implementing state standards and can be replicated in other districts.


Last year the CDE gave the award to elementary schools, including four in AUSD (Otis Elementary School, Maya Lin School, Earhart Elementary School, and Haight Elementary School). This year the CDE honored secondary (middle and high) schools. The  two AUSD schools that received the designation are:


Wood Middle School for its STEAM-Integrated Learning Through Inquiry program


Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) for its Early College High School program


You can see more detail about these programs on the AUSD website.


"I am always thrilled when our schools are recognized by the state Department of Education,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "It is testament to the hard work of teachers, staff, students, and families. It serves as a reminder to us all that Alameda is truly blessed with excellent and innovative educational programs for our youth.”


In March, ASTI also won a Green Ribbon award from the CDE.  Both ASTI and Wood Middle School will be recognized for their accomplishments at a luncheon hosted by the CDE in Santa Clara next month.



WEB Leaders host 6th Grade Orientation

Coffee with Cammie-

Do you want to meet other parents, find out what's happening on campus, or share an idea?  The next Coffee with Cammie is on Friday, October 6th. at 8:30 a.m. in the media center.  

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Calendar 2017-2018

Click here to view the 2017-2018 AUSD School Calendar

Scroll over a date for details

Today: 9/22/17

Support Wood Teachers request on Donors' Choose- Click on link


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We Welcome the Jr. Beavers to Wood! (4th-5th. Graders)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the current principal of Wood Middle School and a former principal of Lum, I am delighted to welcome your child to Wood. Wood has a great relationship with the Lum ...more

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Yard Supervisors Needed!

AUSD is looking for people to supervise elementary students during lunch and recesses.  If interested, please contact Wood's office or the district office at 337-7130.

What is STEAM?

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on ...more

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Everyone Belongs Here

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Common Core (CAASPP) Updates

Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student ...more

Parent Info Night-Sept.

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